FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

WEBINAR: Climate change adaptation in fisheries and aquaculture under the FISHCap project of FTPP II

Ankara, Turkey, 23/06/2020 - 24/06/2020

A webinar on climate change adaptation in fisheries and aquaculture will be organized on 23–24 June under the project “Capacity Building for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Management in Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Turkey (FISHCap) (GCP/SEC/013/TUR)” implemented under the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture (FTPP II).

The aim of this workshop is twofold: (i) to provide an overview of the state of climate change impacts on aquaculture and fisheries in the Central Asia and Caucasus region; and (ii) to discuss possible adaptation and mitigation activities for aquaculture and fisheries in the region.

The event will involve seven participants from each beneficiary country (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), as well as FAO experts. Target audience of the virtual workshop includes government staff, decision-makers in fisheries and aquaculture management, academics and researchers involved in climate change issues, as well as fish farmers and representatives of fishers/fish farmers organizations.

About the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture

Established in 2006, the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture (FTPP) focuses on achieving food security and combating rural poverty in Central Asian and Caucasus countries through projects at the national, multi-country and subregional level.

To date, the programme has supported countries in the areas of food security, food safety, rural development, natural resources management, and animal and plant genetic resources. The Government of Turkey has contributed USD 20 million to the programme and committed itself to the second phase covering the period 2016–2020.

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